2017 Nissan Versa vs. Its Competition

2017 Nissan Versa
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Nissan Versa, in both Note hatchack and sedan forms, is among the oldest designs in its segment, and its age is beginning to show.

The Chevrolet Sonic recently received a solid refresh and is as competitive as ever.

If your budget stretches to the Honda Fit, you'll be rewarded with a flexible interior and excellent resale.

The Ford Fiesta is also getting a little long in the tooth, but it remains a hoot to drive and offers a lot of upmarket features.

Hyundai's Accent is up for a refresh soon, but it remains a formidable rival in this price-conscious segment.

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Quick Specs
5.0
No frills transportation still exists in the Nissan Versa, but it might be just the ticket for those on a budget looking for an urban runabout.
6.5
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic gets some safety and feature improvements, and should continue to score big on refinement and driving fun.
4.2
The 2017 Fiesta drops pro handling moves in ST trim, and 3-cylinders excel at sipping fuel--but all Fiestas have very tight interiors.
6.0
The 2017 Honda Fit gives up some fun-to-drive spunk for unparalleled interior space and flexibility.
4.7
The 2017 Hyundai Accent has a bargain pricetag and lots of space, but its safety scores aren't competitive.
4.5
The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA adds a good sedan to the lineup this year. So good, in fact, we're not sure why the hatchback is around any longer.
MSRP From     
$11,990$15,145$13,660$16,090$14,745$15,250
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Station WagonCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
S Manual4-Door Sedan Manual LSS SedanLX ManualSE Sedan Manual3-Door L Manual (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanHatchbackSedanLiftback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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